Locusta of Rome – History’s first serial killer

There have been murderers since the dawn of man, and surely there have been those who made a sport of killing their fellow human beings, but the first person we can definitively call a serial killer was Locusta of Rome. This woman toppled an emperor and founded a tradition of murder. Born in what is... Continue Reading →


The Mother of the Gold

Legends of South American gold brought conquerors from Europe for centuries, many of whom murdered and pillaged their way across the continent searching for treasure. The Mother of the Gold is a ghost that lures these unscrupulous men to their doom. There are no specific descriptions of the Mother of the Gold because no one... Continue Reading →

The Mask gets a facelift

Regular visitors to The Mask of Reason will notice that the site has recently undergone a radical change. While I did like the journal appearance, this new theme for the blog is more modern and much nicer to use. The new header image (featured in this post) is from Tsutomu Nihei, an acclaimed manga artist... Continue Reading →

A Return to the Mask

It's been a long time since I took to this blog. I've been developing other blogs, working hard at my day job, and growing as a person. I'm ready now to return to this blog, though, which has so much more work put into it than I remember. I will be updating some of the... Continue Reading →

Sadomasochists from Beyond the Grave

It's been almost one year since I posted on this blog, though I have been writing on others, and continuing to write in general. However, in honor of it almost being Halloween, I thought I'd share some trivia from one of my favorite horror franchises, Hellraiser. First the title of this post, Sadomasochists from Beyond... Continue Reading →

My thoughts on #Gamergate

I don't intend to discuss this much, but here are my thoughts on the current controversy known as #Gamergate. #Gamergate, for those who haven't heard of it, is a campaign being carried out by folks in the gaming community that is supposed to be about ethics in game journalism. On the opposite side are people... Continue Reading →

Twin Peaks Returning to Television

Earlier today it was announced via a lovely video featuring Laura Palmer and the theme music that Twin Peaks will be returning to television after about 25 years. The new series will air on Showtime and is currently nine episodes long, all written and directed by David Lynch and Mark Frost. We don't know if... Continue Reading →

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